Rancher groups poised to fight proposed legislation
The passage of a pair of bills designed to improve regulation of U.S. cattle and beef markets has prompted concerns among some national and state cattle ranchers organizations.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry passed the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022 and the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022, sending both measures on to the full Senate for consideration.
“We’ve been watching these close and we have our concerns,” said Mark Streuli, the acting executive vice president of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association and the organization’s chief lobbyist in Olympia. “This is an important issue to our association.”